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Russian sanctions against Ukraine: Ban on the import of certain commodities

A ban on the import into Russia of certain commodities, the country of origin of which is Ukraine or which move through the territory of Ukraine was introduced by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 29 December 2018 No. 1716-83. The list of the commodities prohibited for import is provided in […]

Draft patent (amendment) rules, 2018 published for objections and suggestions

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has published Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2018 (Draft Rules) for objections and suggestions. The key highlights of the Draft Rules are broadly set out below: International Applications: Patent agents will be required to file all documents, including scanned copies of documents, only by electronic transmission at the time of […]

Amendment to S. 197 of companies act, 2013 notified: Government approval no longer required for enhancement of managerial remuneration

In a long awaited move, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (CA Amendment Act), relating to managerial remuneration, which are now in force with effect from 12 September 2018. By way of a notification, the amendments to Section 197 and Schedule V of the Companies […]

Drone usage and the law

By Jane Weaver, Martin McKeague It is likely that, in the run-up to this Christmas, perhaps more online shopping will have been done than at any time ever before. Amid news stories about traffic congestion being caused by the growing numbers of delivery vans on our roads, and as technological innovations develop apace, retailers may be increasingly […]

Portugal: An introduction to Energy & Natural Resources

By Rui Amendoeira, Miguel Soares Branco In 2016, Portugal ran for four days straight on renewable energy alone. Recent investments in renewable energies mean that currently Portugal runs approximately 60 per cent on renewable energy all year round. Without relevant oil and gas developments, this European country represents the modern approach to the energy sector with […]

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Allen & Overy partners publish chapter in lending and secured finance legal guide

Allen & Overy’s Roger Lui (partner, Hong Kong) and Elizabeth Leckie (partner, New York) have published a chapter, entitled ‘Issues and challenges in structuring Asian cross-border transactions — an introduction’, in the 2014 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance, co-sponsored by the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA). The chapter […]

Jane Whitfield joins Shoosmiths’ growing wealth protection team

Shoosmiths is growing its wealth protection team with the strategic hire of Jane Whitfield, who joins from Wellers Law Group where she was senior solicitor in the private client and charity law teams. In addition to serving individual clients’ needs in Shoosmiths Access Legal — Shoosmiths’ private client arm — Whitfield’s appointment will enhance the firm’s overall […]

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Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands legal advice to China Resources Enterprise (CRE) in relation to the establishment of a joint venture company incorporated in the BVI between CRE and Tesco and their respective group companies to create a multi-format retailer in China. CRE is a company listed […]

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